The Brookhaven City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint 37-year veteran lawyer Thompson
Kurrie Jr. as its interim city attorney.
replaces Bill Riley, who resigned to focus on other clients. Riley will
remain as the Brookhaven solicitor, which prosecutes city ordinance
violations for the municipal court.
Kurrie, a partner with Coleman Talley, brings 37 years of experience practicing law. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.
will oversee about six attorneys from his firm who will work on city
business, as well as oversee several other specialized firms that will
be brought in to assist the city in other
areas. The city’s legal budget will remain the same.
would like to thank Bill Riley for his expertise and service to
Brookhaven. Bill’s experience, particularly his work with new cities,
has been invaluable to us during the last nine and a
half months,” Mayor J. Max Davis said. “We are excited to have another
veteran attorney from a premier law firm to advise the city.”
firm specializes in public and private finance, real estate, land use,
employment, First Amendment and municipal law. The firm also represents
the cities of Valdosta, Hahira and Adel,
as well as Lanier and Echols counties.
received his law degree from Emory University. He previously taught at
Valdosta State University and served as the former chairman of the
Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
This report was provided by the city and edited for publication.